Launching the Open Education Handbook

This morning I am taking part in a hangout to launch The Open Education Handbook, a collaboratively written document published by Open Knowledge Foundation for which I acted as the editor for the most recent edition. Lots of people were involved in putting together the manual, both directly (in book ‘sprints’ and through a working …

OER and Collective Intelligence

Here is a copy of the slides from the presentation given at OpenOpen earlier today by myself and Anna De Liddo. The title of the talk was “Building and Communicating Evidence of Effectiveness in OER through Collective Intelligence” and relates to our work on the OLnet project and the OER Evidence Hub. View more presentations …

OER as Educational Philosophy

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Computers and Learning Research Group.  My basic argument can be summarised as follows Discourse about Open Educational Resources (OERs) has reached a point of maturity and needs to be (at least) supplemented with explicit focus on Open Educational Practices (OEPs) Focus on OEPs weakens the link …

Copyright tips for bloggers

Five easy rules for bloggers To avoid being accused of stealing someone else’s content, follow these simple rules: 1. You may not use a work simply because it does not have a copyright notice The mere absence of a copyright notice (which is not a requirement) does not mean that there is no protection. Published …

“Open Learning Network-the evidence of OER impact”

Here are my notes from this morning’s presentation by Patrick McAndrew.  This presentation combined a description of the work being done around OLnet and a look at the technology. Patrick began by outlining the various indicators for the things being done and how everything is being drawn together… including various research strands, projects, research network …

OER: Shared or Exchanged?

There’s an information page on OER at PBworks. I wasn’t sure about this, though: It could be argued that sharing implies an open model (sharing with all) and exchange a community based model which relies on mutual benefits within a specific community. The author (Lou McGill) stops short of saying that this is her own …